Weight Loss

Weight loss occurs when an individual reduces his or her physical weight typically by lowering caloric intake and increasing activity--that is, engaging in healthy diet and exercise. Weight training is a great method of building muscle and increasing the body's resting metabolic rate. A shift away from fatty foods and processed meals also enhances healthy living.

Many overweight individuals, especially women, opt to join a weight loss spa that teaches and supervises weight control. Support, nutrition and exercise at such spas improve a person's self-image, attitude and body shape.

At home, natural weight loss can be achieved by making small yet astute changes in diet and with the aid of vitamins and minerals that help the body process food and strengthen weak faculties.

Books, magazines, the internet, professional nutritionists and support groups are great sources for further weight loss information. A person considering weight loss pills or other weight loss medication should consult a physician.